The much talented and internationally loved Bollywood and Hollywood actor Irrfan Khan recently announced his return to work after a hard battle against neuroendocrine tumour. His victory in the face of such a big challenge reminded us of all the other big wins he has under his belt for the diverse roles he has played in the cinema. Here’s a look at all the victories and awards that actor Irrfan Khan has to his credit (over and above winning at life in general!)
1) 2004 Filmfare Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role & 2004 Screen Awards Best Performance in a Negative Role for Haasil
Irrfan Khan as the violence-mongering student politician who tries to steal fellow University student’s girlfriend in the film Haasil gave us a detestable character we loved to hate.
2) 2007 Award for Best Seduction by Alliance of Women Film Journalists for Namesake
Not only is he good at spreading hate, Irrfan Khan is also adept at making love as was proved by the award he received for his seduction scene with Tabu in Namesake.
3) 2008 Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actor, 2008 International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor & 2008 Screen Awards Best Comedian for Life in a …Metro
Irrfan Khan’s portrayal of awkward Monty included him ogling at Konkona Sen Sharma as Shruti in Life in a …Metro but clearly the audiences could not take their eyes off him since he bagged quite a few prestigious awards for his role.
4) 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture & 2008 Central Ohio Film Critics Association for Best Ensemble in Slumdog Millionaire
We are guessing Irrfan’s mere presence on the cast of Slumdog Millionaire as the police inspector who interrogates Dev Patel’s character Jamal was the lucky charm that added to the winning quality of the film.
5) 2009 GQ Man of the Year (Indian Edition)
Indeed, Irrfan’s charms have not escaped attention in India or abroad.
6) 2011 Padma Shri for Arts
Irrfan’s distinguished contribution to Indian cinema was also honoured with India’s fourth highest civilian award in 2011.
7) 2011 International Indian Film Academy Awards Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema
He has even been formally recognised for his contributions to international cinema!
8) 2013 National Film Awards Best Actors, 2013 Filmfare Award Best Actor (Critics), 2013 Times of India Film Awards Best Actor, 2013 Institute for Research and Documentation in Social Sciences Best Male Character & 2013 Screen Awards Best Actor for Paan Singh Tomar
In Paan Singh Tomar Irrfan’s gritty character once again captured the imagination as he won awards for best actor from various prestigious industry awards.
9) 2013 Asian Film Awards Best Actor, 2013 Asia-Pacific Film Festival Outstanding Achievement Award, 2013 Dubai International Film Festival Best Actor &2013 Producers Guild Film Awards Star Verdict Performer of the Year and Entertainer of the Year for The Lunchbox
The same year as Paan Singh Tomar, Irrfan’s heart-warming story in The Lunchbox of communication between two faceless strangers connecting through little handwritten notes in lunchboxes added more trophies to his shelf.
10) 2017 Screen Awards Best Actor, 2017 Filmfare Awards Best Actor, 2017 News18 Reel Movie Awards Best Actor & 2017 International Indian Film Awards Best Actor for Hindi Medium
Most recently he won not just hearts but also all the top industry awards for his role in Hindi Medium as Raj Batra the doting Hindi-speaking father of a daughter he wishes to send to an English Medium school by hook or by crook.
Irrfan may have won awards for a selection of films he has done, but he has won over audiences all over the world in nearly every role he plays. A winner through and through, he’s what we would call- fully loaded with the Dishkiyaon factor!